Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Human Development and Family Studies
Teachers often encourage students to succeed and reward students’ accomplishments by offering supportive, esteem-boosting messages. However, teachers may not always be aware of how the messages they send to their students may affect a student’s mindset. Research shows that when teachers praise a student for their intelligence rather than for a student’s effort, the student will develop a fixed mindset of which the child will believe their basic qualities are fixed traits, later leading to poor academic achievement. To address teachers’ awareness on developing mindsets, I created a recorded presentation about fixed and growth mindsets and delivered it to CSUMB service learning students interning at the Central Coast Citizenship Project.
Sandoval, Alejandra, "Increasing College Students’ Awareness on Mindset Practices while Teaching" (2019). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 495.